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Dr. John Nevins

NEVINS, HAGARTY

Posted By: Maureen (email)
Date: 10/3/2010 at 21:11:08

JOHN NEVINS, M. D.
Dr. John Nevins, a resident of Greene for the past thirty years
and today accounted one of the most prominent and representative
members of the medical profession in Butler county, was born in
Laporte, Indiana, June 11, 1857. His parents afterward moved to-
Valparaiso, where he began his education, later taking a high-
school course in Hampton. His parents passed away when he was
a mere boy, and his progress in the world has been due to his own
efforts and determination. There were three small children at the
time of the parents' death. Our subject attended Lombard Uni-
versity at Galesburg, and after leaving he taught school two years
in various places, after wliich he moved to Greene. In this city
he engaged in the drug business for some time, being a registered
pharmacist, and this led to his interest in the science of medicine,
which he studied under a preceptor for two years. He then took
three courses of lectures at Rush Medical College in Chicago and
was graduated from that institution with the degree of M. D. in
1886. Immediately afterward he formed a partnership with Dr.
Huckins and engaged in general practice. After four years the
association was discontinued and since that time Dr. Nevins has
been alone. In the course of years he has built up a large and rep-
resentative practice and has won a high place in public regard,
for he has become known as a conscientious, skillful and able phy-
sician, well versed in underlying medical principles and keenly
alive to the responsibilities which his profession entails upon him.
He has remained always a close and earnest student, keeping in
touch with the most advanced medical thought, and in addition to
this he completed in 1900 an extensive post-graduate course. He
built and operates a hospital in Greene and is greatly interested in
the growth of the institution, which is completely appointed, being
provided with neat and well furnished apartments for patients and
a well equipped operating room.

In Greene, in 1901, Dr. Nevins was united in marriage to Miss
Bessie Haggerty (Hagarty), who was born in the vicinity of that city. Dr.
Nevins is independent in his political views, supporting men and
measures rather than parties. He has never sought public office,
however, for his attention is centered upon his profession, in which
he has won that distinction and prominence which come only as
the result of unusual merit and ability and which are especially
praiseworthy when, as in the case of Dr. Nevins, they have been
gained by one who from early youth has been compelled to rely
solely upon his own powers and resources.
SOURCES:
HISTORY OF
BUTLER COUNTY
IOWA
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress
and Achievement
By IRVING H. HAT

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